Montreal’s Cineflix Media and U.K.-based producer Duncan Gray have launched a new production company that will focus on creating unscripted primetime formats and series for the global market.
Twenty Six 03 Entertainment is a joint venture between Cineflix and Gray’s Twenty Six 03 Content, which produced music and comedy format Bring The Noise for Sky 1. The new company will be based out of Twenty Six 03 Content’s London office.
Gray (pictured) has previously held senior executive roles at ABC in the U.S., and ITV and Sky in the U.K. He’s developed formats including Survivor for CBS, Britain’s Got Talent for ITV and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for ABC. He launched Twenty Six 03 Content in 2015.
While the joint venture currently has multiple projects “set up with U.K. broadcasters,” according to a release, no further details were provided.
In an interview with nealscreen’s sister publication, Playback, Gray said that the company will produce “big and broad shows for mainstream audiences.”
The joint venture comes after Cineflix secured financing in 2016 from U.S. banks to fund acquisitions and content partnerships. Earlier this year, Cineflix partnered with Canadian television producer André Barro in a move to boost its international coproduction business.